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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-18-2017, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation test drive an Alfa Romeo Giulia?

Since the Barracuda (expected 2019?) will be riding on the Giorgio platform which the Giulia rides on, testing out a Giulia might be worth it. This is not to say it could feel like the Barracuda but what it will do is give us a baseline for how this platform is. Even if its just to see for yourself how light and nimble this platform is, makes it all worth while.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-19-2017, 05:30 AM
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My friend from DSRLeasing has Giulia and I've been on a passenger seat a few times. It's really love car, very smooth and fast, it's a pleasure to ride in it and is a pretty darn fast as well!
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-13-2017, 03:03 PM
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I like the Giulia, not a bad car. coming down in price, now that dealers have overstocked them: https://www.autolist.com/prices#year...05888010000001
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-15-2017, 12:56 PM
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How fast a car goes is partially dependent on the engine, which I assume the Giulia won't share with the Barracuda. But how it handles will make it a back-road charmer. The Giulia’s ride-handling balance the platform was tuned for those roads and it has plenty of mid-corner grip.
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Probably a more accurate version of what the Barracuda could be like is the upcoming Alfa Romeo 5-Series rival, just due to its weight and displacement. Giulia might provide a false sense of nimbleness as it relates to the Cuda.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-22-2017, 01:03 PM
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Looks like the Challenger and Charger won't be using the Giorgio platform that the Giulia sits on, Dodge is going with the Maserati Ghibli platfomr instead. So I assume the new Barracuda will also move away from the Girgio platform. This came from automotive News: http://www.autonews.com/article/2017...future-product
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Looks like the Challenger and Charger won't be using the Giorgio platform that the Giulia sits on, Dodge is going with the Maserati Ghibli platfomr instead. So I assume the new Barracuda will also move away from the Girgio platform. This came from automotive News: http://www.autonews.com/article/2017...future-product
lucky for us that platform has roots in Chrysler models that we have been very familiar with, the 300 and Magnum being a couple of them as you will see here:

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Vehicles using the LX platform include:

2005– Chrysler 300 sedan,[2] station wagon (LE Only)
2005–2008 Dodge Magnum station wagon[3]
2006– Dodge Charger sedan[4]
2012–2015 Lancia Thema sedan[5] (2015 final year).
I guess we will just be getting a more muscle car feeling Ghibli if you want to put it like that.
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